Riverscapes Analysis Visualization Explorer


To install QRAVE for the first time to QGIS 3.16 or later:

  1. From the main QGIS menu choose Plugins → Manage and Install Plugins.
  2. Search Plugins for Riverscapes (make sure that .under Settings → the Show also experimental plugins is checked on:

  1. Navigate to Riverscapes Plugin (QRAVE)and click install.

At any time after it is installed, you can update QRAVE by simply choosing Upgrade Plug-In from the Riverscapes Plugin (QRAVE) window. View the video below for a walkthrough of the installation and update process.

Installation time: < 30 seconds.

Minimum Requirements

QRAVE requires QGIS 3.16 or newer.

Updating Resources

You will want to update resources just about every time you use RAVE (including on a new install) to make sure you have the latest symbology and business logic. To do this, you simply go to the QRAVE toolbar and choose Help → Update Resources. This then downloads the latest files from the RiverscapesXML repo and places them in a local resource folder. You can browse to that resource folder from the QRAVE toolbar by choosing Help → Find Resources Folder.

QGIS - Need to get GIS?

If you do not have QGIS already, or even if you have never used GIS, we show you below how quickly you can get up and running with the free desktop QGIS software (on Windows, Mac or Linux) and get QRAVE installed and start looking at a Riverscapes Project from the Riverscapes Warehouse.

Installation time: < 5 minutes

Release Notes

See the release notes provided in the QRAVE code repository.